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Lawyer: I’ve no knowledge of Iking’s ties with Choy
KUALA LUMPUR: A friend of TV personality Daphne Iking claimed that he had no knowledge of her relationship with businessman Darren Choy Khin Ming before her marriage to Ryan Chong Yiing Yih, who is now her ex.
Haynesworth Attorney: No Evidence Of Wrongdoing
Albert Haynesworth's attorney says his own investigation casts doubt on the allegation the Redskin fondled a D.C. waitress.
San Francisco city attorney cracking down on crack pipes
City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday will unveil a lawsuit against several Excelsior District tobacco shops accused of selling pipes used to smoke crack cocaine. The exact details of the civil suit were not available Wednesday, but Herrera spokesman Jack Song said the office would be seeking unspecified penalties for code violations against at least five local shops. District 11 Supervisor ...
Attorney wanted principal's misconduct talks held in open session
The attorney representing the two Resiliency Preparatory School employees accused of altering students grades and providing assistance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam is questioning why the results of an investigation into the allegations was conducted in a closed-door executive session.
Attorney: Feds Target Broussard, Ex-Wife, Wilkinson
An attorney for Aaron Broussard says he was hand-delivered a target letter detailing possible charges against the former Jefferson Parish president and said Broussard's ex-wife and the former parish attorney received papers as well.
Benjamin H. Dorsey Jr., lawyer who successfully defended officer in war crimes case, dies at 86
Benjamin H. Dorsey Jr., 86, a retired lawyer who once argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and later defended an Army general charged with war crimes, died Feb. 10 of congestive heart failure at the Carriage Hill nursing facility in Bethesda. He was a Bethesda resident.
Attorney faces charges in investment fraud
SANTA ANA – An attorney who prosecutors accuse of using his credentials to legitimize deals in investment schemes for which he and two other men accepted fees ranging from $25,000 to more than $177,000 will be arraigned Thursday. Jan Morton Heger,...
O.C. attorney to be arraigned in investment scheme
An Irvine attorney is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges that he stole $898,000 from 11 victims in an investment scheme with two other men, the Orange County district attorney's office said. Attorney Jan Morton Heger and Ramon Andres...
Lawyer Turns From Jon Burge to Another Form of Injustice
Joey Mogul, a Chicago lawyer, has turned her attention to the plight of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in the criminal justice system.
Shepherdsville city attorney resigns; successor named
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  The city of Shepherdsville is facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit. It has a suspended police chief, and now a new city attorney. John Cook became city attorney on Jan. 1, the same day new Mayor Scott Ellis took office. Cook, a criminal and family attorney, will return his focus to those duties after resigning as city attorney. "We decided we were going to give ...
Attack injures Durham lawyer
A defense lawyer was attacked outside the Durham County jail Wednesday morning.
Attorney broke law, officer says
Mortgages altered without license An administrative hearings officer has sided with the Banking Department in finding Concord attorney Dan Dargon broke a new state law by modifying mortgages without a license. But the hearings officer, who issued his decision earlier this week, didn't decide whether Dargon should be forced to pay fines or refund money to 92 clients of his former law firm, which ...
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne: Mexican cartels an 'escalating threat' to U.S.
He said groups ability to sabotage economies and destabilize the Mexican government is a concern.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Local lawyer appointed to circuit court
Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday appointed a Tuscaloosa lawyer to replace his chief of staff on the Tuscaloosa County circuit court and named a Marshall County district judge to an Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals position.
AG warns Netflix subscribers of email scam
Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers of a recent email scam targeting Netflix subscribers in Mississippi.
County attorney backs Jones' rights
New memo states Mecklenburg manager Harry Jones used provision that gives him broad control over some budget dollars when he approved $60,000 post-resignation payment to former mental health director.
Lawyer argues pros and cons of drivers contracts after Kubica crash
Robert Kubica's horrific accident on the recent Ronda di Andora Rally brought the question of drivers' extra-curricular activities sharply into focus for the twelve F1 teams currently preparing for the 2011 season, but should they seek to limit what their charges do away from the track? Kubica, who was expected to lead the rejuvenated Lotus Renault GP team's assault on the front of the field ...
Federal lawyer hears concerns of OSH patients
A federal Justice Department lawyer visited the Oregon State Hospital on Wednesday, meeting with about 10 patients who gave him a litany of complaints about the Salem psychiatric facility.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne: Mexican cartels an 'escalating threat' to U.S.
Says groups ability to sabotage economies, destabilize the Mexican government is a concern.
Attorney for Hornell school board member sends letter asking for apology
Hornell, N.Y. — Hornell attorney Paul Argentieri has sent a letter asking the the Hornell City School District’s board of education to apologize to members Mike Kays and Rich Scavo for an investigation into their alleged misconduct.
Attorney: Curl to plead not guilty NIU student murder case
SYCAMORE – The attorney for a DeKalb man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student Antinette "Toni" Keller said her client will plead not guilty to the charges he is facing when arraigned next week.
AP: Attorney General Bill Schuette says no more prison closings
Attorney General Bill Schuette hopes the governor's budget that is released today doesn't include any more prison closings.
City Attorney Cracks Down On San Francisco Smoke Shops
San Francisco Police and City Attorney Dennis Herrera are taking steps to crack down on store fronts in the Mission District and the Excelsior that allegedly peddle drug paraphernalia.
Attorney General set to indict foreign minister
Charges include fraud, breach of trust, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.
Mark A. Barondess: Selecting Your Divorce Lawyer
"Divorce is a game played by lawyers."⨠-- Cary Grant In any divorce, deciding on an attorney to represent your interests is the single most...
Attorney asks for new trial in Boulder County vehicular homicide conviction
The attorney for a Longmont man convicted earlier this month of vehicular homicide and five counts of vehicular assault in connection with a fatal 2007 accident has asked the Boulder County District Court for a new trial.
Lawyer slams Swiss loan documents
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Attorney asks for new trial in Boulder County vehicular homicide conviction
The attorney for a Longmont man convicted earlier this month of vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal 2007 accident has asked for a new trial -- which, if granted, would be Noah Thomas' third since his indictment one year ago. .
Lawyer for man accused of sexually assaulting horse says story has been overhyped
DERBY -- The lawyer for a Shelton man accused of sexually assaulting his neighbor's horse claimed Thursday the case has been blown out of proportion. "But I guess because a horse is higher off the ground it leaves a little more to the imagination."
Lawyer for City Grill Suspect: At Least 2 Gunmen Involved
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer for the lone suspect in a deadly mass shooting outside a Buffalo restaurant last summer says a prosecution witness claims at least two gunmen were involved.
Lawyer: Modify punishment for not meeting class-sizes
Lawmakers are considering changing the way they punish school districts that fail to meet class-size requirements.
Attorney and wife arrested on drug charges
A local attorney and his wife are in jail on drug charges.
Attorney charged with DUI, assault
A Louisville attorney is facing assault charges after police say he hit two people on a motorcycle with his car.
Attorney asks for new trial in Boulder County vehicular homicide conviction
The attorney for a Longmont man convicted earlier this month of vehicular homicide and five counts of vehicular assault in connection with a fatal 2007 accident has asked the Boulder County District Court for a new trial.
Attorney General sues Cleveland school
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has sued a Cleveland school, challenging a claim that its diplomas will lead to community college acceptance.
Rogue Lawyer Makes Probate Mess Even Messier
He's Interfering With The Case's Resolution It would be difficult to find a more dubious lawyer to represent you than Jacek Smigelski.
Attorney attacked at Durham jail
Brutal attack in broad daylight raising concerns
Rogue Lawyer Makes Probate Mess Even Messier
He's Interfering With The Case's Resolution It would be difficult to find a more dubious lawyer to represent you than Jacek Smigelski.
Ohio Attorney General sues Cleveland school
Ohio’s Attorney General is suing a Cleveland private school saying it lied to students about the quality of its education. Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokeswoman, Eve Mueller, says the office received 30 complaints since April 2008 about Community of Faith Christian School.
Rogue Lawyer Makes Probate Mess Even Messier
He's Interfering With The Case's Resolution It would be difficult to find a more dubious lawyer to represent you than Jacek Smigelski.
Man suspected of shooting wife, lawyer found dead
A Northern California man accused of following his wife and her lawyer from court to a resort restaurant during a break from divorce proceedings, then fatally shooting both of them, was found dead at his home early Thursday following a nearly 12-hour standoff, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.
Ex-acting U.S. Attorney scolded for Specter, Meehan fundraisers
A federal office that investigates government employees who engage in improper political activity says that former interim U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid should be disciplined for fundraisers that were held at her house.
Attorney indicted on federal charges
Fort Myers attorney John Evans was indicted by a federal grand jury on wire fraud and income tax charges.
Independent attorney hired to investigate lead Widmer detective
An independent attorney has been hired to investigate the alleged fraudulent records in the personnel file of the lead detective in the Ryan Widmer case.
Attorney William T. Bly Accepted to the American Chemical Society (ACS)
BIDDEFORD, ME--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - The Law Office of William T. Bly ( www.portlanddrunkdriving.com ) is proud to announce that attorney William T. Bly has been accepted as a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This is quite an honor as the ACS ( www.acs.org ) is "a congressionally chartered independent membership ...
US Attorney's Office: 10 People Arrested for Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution
The US Attorney's Office announced ten arrests Thursday morning, for charges related to trafficking young Mexican women into the country.
Attorney: Not Paying Graves a Travesty
The attorney for a former death row inmate says it's "a travesty of justice" that the state is denying wrongful imprisonment funds to her client.
Attorney for alleged City Grill shooter says witness claims two gunmen
At least one prosecution witness in the City Grill massacre of last summer claims at least two gunmen were involved, Riccardo M. McCray's defense attorney said today.
Unsealed indictment accuses Fort Myers attorney of mortgage fraud, tax evasion
The indictment comes eight months after attorney John E. Evans III was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court after an emergency request from the Florida Bar.